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DJ018  DUKE ELLINGTON – HEADING FOR NEWPORT

Unissued Ann Arbor, MI, Concert July, 2nd 1956

Dit Ellington concert vond plaats op 2 juli 1956, vijf dagen voor het legendarisch optreden van Ellington op het Newport Jazzfestival op 7 juli 1956. Het laat horen dat Ellington ondanks de moeilijke periode van midden jaren ’50 klaar was voor een comeback. Het concert heeft een geweldige geluidskwaliteit en balans voor een live concert uit 1956. Steve Voce senior publicist van het gerenommeerde Engelse jazztijdschrift JAZZ JOURNAL schreef speciaal voor Doctor Jazz de liner notes en Harry Coster tekende zoals gewoonlijk weer voor de uitstekende audio restauratie.

Five days before the legendary Newport Festival, Duke Ellington performed at Ann Arbor, Michegan with his band. The sound and the sound balance of this concert is excellent and has even been improved by master audio restorer Harry Coster. This concert shows that the legendary Ellington band was ready for Newport. The Newport warhorse Diminuendo and Crecendo in Blue with Paul Gonsalves soloing the band back in business had yet to come 5 days later, but the second part of Take the A Train on this cd shows that Gonsalves was ready to break lose if nessecary. But apart from this you can enjoy on this cd one of the greatest bands in the history of jazz in a very relaxed concert.
Liner notes have been written by senior Jazz Journal Steve Voce.

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Willie Cook, Cat Anderson(t); Clark Terry(t,fl); Ray Nance(t,vl,v); Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders(tb); Jimmy Hamilton(cl,ts);Russell Procope(cl,ss,as); Johnny Hodges(as); Paul Gonsalves(ts); Harry Carney(cl,as,bar); Duke Ellington(p); Jimmy Woode(sb); Sam Woodyard(d); Jimmy Grissom(v)

Unissued Concert, Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2nd 1956.

  1. BLACK AND TAN FANTASY 7:37

     (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Bubber Miley) 

      Ray Nance (tp), Duke Ellington (p), Quentin Jackson (tb), Russell Procope (as, cl)                  

  1. STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY 5:00

     (Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf)

      Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Clark Terry (tp), Harry Carney (bar), Paul Gonsalves (ts)

  1. CLARINET MELODRAMA (Jimmy Hamilton) 6:25

     Jimmy Hamilton (cl)

  1. HARLEM AIR-SHAFT (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington) 4:38

     Clark Terry (tp)

  1. SOPHISTICATED LADY 4:18

     (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)

     Harry Carney (bar)

  1. THEME FOR TRAMBEAN (Jimmy Hamilton) 4:03

     Britt Woodman (tb)

  1. SATIN DOLL 3:45 

    (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)

     Ray Nance (tp)

  1. TAKE THE “A” TRAIN (Billy Strayhorn) 5:26

     Duke Ellington (p), Ray Nance (voc)

  1. TAKE THE “A” TRAIN (Billy Strayhorn) 4:03

     Paul Gonsalves (ts)    

  1. LA VIRGEN DE LA MACARENA 5:03

      (Bernardo Bautista Monterde, Antonio Ortiz Calaro)

      Cat Anderson (tp)

  1. MONOLOGUE 3:17

     (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)

     Duke Ellington (talk)

  1. V.I.P. BOOGIE 3:10

      (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)

      Harry Carney (bar), Jimmy Hamilton (cl),

  1. JAM WITH SAM 3:48

     (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)                                 

      Ray Nance (tp). Cat Anderson (tp). Paul Gonsalves (ts), Britt Woodman (tb), Russell Procope (as),

      Cat Anderson (tp), Quentin Jackson (tb),

  1. THE HAWK TALKS 2:48

     (Louis Bellson)

      Cat Anderson (tp)      

  1. PRELUDE TO A KISS 4:36

      (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)

      Johnny Hodges (as)          

  1. THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE 4:03

      (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Mercer Ellington, Don George)

     Johnny Hodges (as)

  1. DAY IN, DAY OUT 3:53

      (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)

     Jimmy Grissom (voc)

The remaining part of this concert has never re-surfaced in nice sound.

Totale speelduur :    75:57           

Audio Restauratie               : Harry Coster

Liner Notes in het Engels  : Steve Voce

Discography                          : Ben Kragting jr

Productie                                : Ben Kragting jr

Art direction/design             : Egbert Luys